Renowned worldwide, available in endless combinations, and widely known for their spicy kick, Thai curries (gaeng) are some of the most legendary dishes in the Land of Smiles. From massaman to red to phanaeng, there is a curry for everyone. Regardless of your preference, it is safe to say that Thailand’s green curry is one of the most popular dishes. Originating from central Thailand, green curry is the spiciest of them all, with a perfect balance of sweet from the added coconut milk. Green curry is made from some of the most mouthwatering ingredients, including fresh green chilies, ginger, eggplant, and, of course, coconut milk. Check out this mouthwatering dish at some of the best restaurants for green curry in Bangkok.
The quality’s in the name. Of course, a restaurant called Smooth Curry is going to serve up some of the best curries in the city. The restaurant serves up dishes from all four regions of Thailand, with a thick menu full of enticing options, including delicious green curry. The portions are huge, making it nearly impossible to finish an entire meal. They also have a signature beef cheek massaman. This restaurant is found on the third floor of the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, and is open Monday through Friday for lunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and again for dinner from 6 pm to 10:30 pm.
Friendly service, affordable prices, and mouthwatering curry: what more do you need? At Queen of Curry in Silom, customers have the option of making their curry as hot as they wish, as the menu states ‘the ‘chili level’ has been reduced’ in order to better accommodate foreigners who can’t quite handle the heat just yet. This cozy restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. Queen of Curry is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm To get to Queen of Curry, take the BTS Skytrain to station Saphan Taksin, and it is only a few minutes walk from the train.
Rose Apple Cuisine is a quaint little restaurant off the BTS Skytrain stop Ari. There are a few different green curries to choose from, including soups and fried rice dishes. The green curry here is sweet and only slightly spicy, and the soup can be made with chicken, pork, beef, shrimp or vegetarian. The rich coconut milk combined with the thick green curry paste makes for a perfect meal. The soup is topped off with a touch of sugar, fish sauce, and lightly salted. The green curry soup is best when served with Rose Apple Cuisine’s light and crispy roti. The green curry ranges in price, starting at ฿80 for the vegetarian soup and ฿120 for the green curry fried rice with chicken.
Ruen Mallika is a traditional Thai restaurant, and every aspect of it reflects the culture here. The staff wears traditional Thai clothing, with decorated sashes similar to clothing in the north of Thailand. Ruen Mallika opened on September 23, 2002, and it has been serving up delicious Thai cuisine ever since. The restaurant sits inside a traditional teak house, which is estimated to have been built some 180 years ago. Ruen Mallika serves up a variety of some of Thailand’s most popular dishes, including its noteworthy green curry.
This restaurant and cooking school duo has been keeping customers and students happy for some 20 years. Sommay Jaijong, better known as May, knew she wanted to be a restaurant owner since the age of 12. It took many years and even more hard work, but she finally succeeded. Now, May owns vegetarian restaurants and cooking schools in Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Her curries are some of the most popular dishes she serves up. May Kaidee serves up vegetarian dishes only, so if you are looking for green curry that is vegetarian-friendly, delicious and affordable, this is the place to be. This restaurant is also incredibly close to the infamous Khao San Road, for all those hungry backpackers looking for some great eats.
What PEEPS Thai Eatery lacks in legroom, it makes up for in taste. Guests can choose from a wide variety of dishes, including both Thai and fusion cuisine. This restaurant also has an extensive vegetarian selection, for those vegetarians struggling to find accommodating meals in the city. This coffee shop and restaurant was opened by sisters Nisarat and Panida Traitrongsat in June 2015. In addition to the delicious green curry, visitors should also try their mango beer, a perfect and unique combination of Thailand’s famous beer and one of its most mouthwatering fruits. By Kelly Iverson